Are you looking to knock ten bucks off the price of your next Switch controller purchase? Well, we’ve got good news for you, because you’ll find just that with these great deals. It’s close to the holidays, which means gaming is likely at the forefront of everyone’s mind. If you’re looking to pick up new controllers for the hottest upcoming Switch games like Pikmin 3 and Hyrule Warriors, this is the article for you.
A pair of Joy Cons would normally run you a whopping $80 from most retailers, but the sleek Bluetooth-enabled controllers are on sale right now through Amazon. You can knock $10 off that price, bringing them to $70, if you buy from Amazon. Notably, the classic red and blue color scheme is not included in this deal.
However, if you’re looking to replace an aging pair of Joy Cons from launch or just want a new pair of controllers for when you have friends over, this is the deal for you. A pair of Joy Cons can be used as a single controller with a Joy Con Grip, or as a pair of controllers when used separately.
If you’re looking for something a bit more serious than a pair of Joy Cons, you might prefer the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. The Pro Controller is a notably larger and more robust for home console play than the Joy Cons. While the Joy Cons are great for playing on the go and sharing with friends, the Pro Controller is what you want for serious home play sessions.
Normally, the Pro Controller retails for $70, ten dollars more than the average first-party controller. However, Amazon to the rescue once again: it’s on sale for $60 at Amazon right now. This deal brings it in line with the offerings from Microsoft and Sony with their own consoles. Remember, however, that a Pro Controller can only be used by one person at a time, unlike a pair of Joy Cons, which can be used as two controllers.
Nintendo finally knocked the price of a single Joy Con controller down to $40, from its initial price at $50. The $50 price tag frustrated many fans who noted that the pair of Joy Cons retailed for $80, making buying individual Joy Con controllers a worse deal. Since many players have had to replace individual Joy Cons due to issues with drift, this is a welcome discount.